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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Industry

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Manufacturing Industry on 29th October 1987.


Mrs. Peacock Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the growth of manufacturing output in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Curry Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the growth of manufacturing output in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Brown Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the growth of manufacturing output in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Major In the three months to August 1987 manufacturing output was 6 per cent. higher than a year earlier.

Mr. Robert B. Jones Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to how United Kingdom performance in terms of the growth of manufacturing productivity compares with that of other major industrialised countries.

Mr. Brazier Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to how United Kingdom performance in terms of the growth of manufacturing productivity compares with that of other major industrial countries.

Mr. Stevens Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to how United Kingdom performance in terms of the growth of manufacturing productivity compares with that of other major industrialised countries.

Mr. Lilley Over the year to the second quarter of 1987, manufacturing productivity in the United Kingdom grew 61 per cent. which is substantially faster than in any other major industrial country.

Mr. Hargreaves Asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has on the growth of manufacturing productivity in the north-west.

Mr. Major On the accepted definition of productivity, no figures are available on a regional basis. In the United Kingdom as a whole manufacturing productivity in the three months to August was 6.8 per cent. higher than a year earlier.